Born for This

Determine exactly what it is you were born to do, the environment you want to do it in, and the income you wish to receive, and then figure out how to get there.
If you dread the 9-to-five with an hourlong commute just to sit behind a desk and fulfill someone else’s dreams and financial goals, this book is for you!  And if you love the working environment I just described, this book may be for you also.  The point is, it will help you determine where you fit and how to make the dream a reality.
This one is staying on my shelf for continued reference, because I can certainly see myself revisiting the strategies again and again.
I received this book as a Blogging For Books giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Out of the Box

by Jemma Westing

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Chock-full of fun projects with illustrated lists of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and templates in the back, kids can make their own toys, games, decorations, and costumes!  My favorites were the Funky Flowers and the Puppet Theater.

If you like recycling and/or great rainy day activities, I would highly recommend this book.

How to tell if your friend is a sociopath

Learning how to see through the smoke

by Jonathan Jaye

A fascinating, educational, and entertaining look at how sociopaths operate.  This psychologist learned from and shares his personal experiences and then shows you how to spot these insidious people in your own life.  Last, but not least, he teaches you how to avoid them.

Excellent content and narration.

I received this book from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.


Artist’s Toolbox: Color: A practical guide to color and its uses in art (Kindle Edition) 

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An excellent course on color theory.  I would recommend this to any artist or artisan in any field.  It includes a great deal of reference material and it’s something that should be on the shelf of anyone who uses color to communicate.

I received this book as part of a NetGalley giveaway in exchange for an honest review.


Minimalist Living

Declutter Your Home, Schedule & Digital Life for Simple Living (and Discover Why Less Is More)

By: Aston Sandersonminlive.jpgNarrated by: Corinne Phillips

Length: 1 hr and 23 mins, Unabridged

Release date: 09-21-17, Language: English, Publisher: Walnut Publishing

Two quotes from the beginning of this guide to minimalist living set the tone and give focus:

  • “You have too much stuff and it’s not making you happy.”
  • “Things aren’t going to make you happy, but guess what? The absence of things isn’t going to make you happy either.”

You don’t have to get rid of absolutely everything you own but simplifying by paring down your possessions and commitments can help explore what DOES make you happy.  Examine the reasons we fill our lives with stuff and determine that THINGS are not what is truly important in life, and you can determine what to cut out in order to make room for what is.  Your time, energy, and resources are limited, and this guide will help you decide how you want to invest them.


I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with clutter–physical, digital, emotional, or otherwise–as a great starting point.

I received this book from an Audiobook Blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Buddhism for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

Although brief, this is a comprehensive look at  Buddhism and is a fantastic place to start if you are curious or wish to engage in the practice.

Narration is clear and pleasant, which is always a plus!

I received this as part of an Audiobook Blast giveaway in exchange for an honest review.